AFTER PADMAWATI, RAJASTHAN’S NEW ICON OF PRIDE
Rajasthan, where they write poems hailing Shambu Lal Regar - Jaane Kya Dikh Jaaye!
- Kamjaat Singh
Rajasthan, where they write poems hailing Shambu Lal Regar - Jaane Kya Dikh Jaaye!



HUNDREDS OF MESSAGES hailing Shambu Lal Regar as the saviour of Hindu pride and izzat and a warrior against love jihad are now doing the rounds in Rajasthan while several campaigns have been initiated to collect funds for extending monetary help to his family. Shambu Lal Regar is the man who had hacked to death a Muslim labourer Mohammed Afrazul, burnt him alive and circulated a video of his act, spewing venom against Muslims and accusing them of unleashing love jihad against Hindu women.

Now, many in Rajasthan have been writing poems and circulating these on WhatsApp groups to raise money and exhort people to stand up for the ‘ideals’ for which ‘Shambu Lal fought.’

A WhatsApp group, ‘Swachh Rajsamand, Swachh Bharat,’ is currently the rage with messages like "Love jihadiyon saavdhaan. Jaag utha hai Shambhu Lal, Jai Shri Ram.

The group, set up one Prem Mali, a ‘booth vistarak’ of BJP in Rajsamand, has BJP MP from Rajsamand Hariom Singh Rathore and MLA Kiran Maheshwari as members. Neither has quit the group so far.
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While politicians of all hues have strongly condemned the incident, not a single move has been made against any political activist even though hundreds of politicians, including some very senior figures, are on record peddling propaganda that Muslim youth were involved in love jihad conspiracy against Hindu women.
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Messages extolling his horrendous, inhuman, barbaric deed, and the utterly communal statements he made have been finding acceptance in certain sections. For the record, police arrested two people for publishing inflammatory content on Facebook regarding the horrific incident in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district.
 

Both middle class men, Pintu Joshi and Kailash Dangi, one involved in construction business and the other an architect, were arrested and booked by the police at the Mavli police station in Udaipur district on charges of promoting enmity between different groups, police have confirmed.

While politicians of all hues have strongly condemned the incident, not a single move has been made against any political activist even though hundreds of politicians, including some very senior figures, are on record peddling propaganda that Muslim youth were involved in love jihad conspiracy against Hindu women.
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Now, many in Rajasthan have been writing poems and circulating these on WhatsApp groups to raise money and exhort people to stand up for the ‘ideals’ for which ‘Shambu Lal fought.’
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Senior ministers have not even issued a word of caution to party cadre not to fan rank communal propaganda. Top BJP leaders currently busy finding the hand of the Deep State of Pakistan in Gujarat elections have yet to find time to tweet about Mohammed Afrazul. Rajasthan’s BJP government, which had blocked all social media on internet after the incident, has been prompt in lifting any curbs.

Most internet searches for news about the hacking incident in Rajsamand also throw up the accompanying ubiquitous Google ads about Rajasthan Tourism, with a tagline eerily appropriate – Jaane Kya Dikh Jaaye! Perhaps a teenage boy making a video as his uncle sets up a barbecue – roasting a man alive! Incredible India.
 

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